For me, in the society we live in, the idea of “freedom” seems so distant. Not in the sense of physical freedom, freedom to do and say almost anything we please, but spiritual freedom.
To see so many people be taken as prisoners of a war that has already been won, is heart wrenching. Captivated by the devil’s deceit, they fall deeper and deeper into mental bondage. So, as spiritually free Christians, what do we do?
The Bible says in Galatians 5:13, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use that freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Just as Jesus served, we serve. We use our freedom to pull others out from the trench of deception.
If we take Jesus as our guide and our example, we see that He ministered to people out of love, not judgement. Agape love is a limitless, others-focused loved that has never been needed more than it is right now, in 2019.
While the world seems to grow darker, we must shine brighter, push any fear of rejection out of our minds, and run full force into the nations to love, serve, and help set the lost free.
If we do not use our God-given freedom to witness to and help unbelievers, we are not living out the will of our Heavenly Father. We live in a world where fear, sickness, anxiety, depression, and poverty has stolen the happiness and peace of millions. Yet, Jesus took all of that to the Cross when He willingly gave His life for us.
Take a moment to put yourself in the shoes of someone who doesn’t know the blessings of God, or think back to your own life before you accepted Jesus; that’s a scary thought! We have been liberated by Christ for a purpose. Use the freedom you have, that so many are searching in the wrong places for, to share the Gospel and turn slaves of the devil into the children of God.